Definition Being aware of what you are thinking about System which has four parts that readers refer to when reading Sounds Letter combinations Connecting sounds with letters Differentiation in one language and languages. Supporting students, but allowing them to read and write independently Books designed at different reading levels Small groups that allow students to follow questions and present them to others Vygotsky’s theory that students are on different academic levels An assessment that analyzes a student’s reading in order to check for accuracy and errors A tool used to grade assignments that provides points with expectations Understanding what words mean and what they mean in a text Understanding that letters represent sounds A level determined by a running record that means that the text is too difficult for the student Measures a child’s reading ability level and the difficultly of the book Letter and sound relationship Short lessons that teach to what the child needs to know. Ex blends ch, st, th System of spelling Origin of language b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, and z. A, e, I, o, u When two vowels are together creating one sound Unstressed central vowel (as in a mom e nt a go), represented by the symbol (?) Consent sounds after a vowel sound Word families A list of words posted by the teacher To be able to focus on individual sounds in spoken words Letter grouping found at the beginning of a word. Ex: Submarine Letter grouping found at the end of a word.